moulting

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by josee5, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. josee5

    josee5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there any thing special I should be feeding my chickens to help them through moulting?
     
  2. chickenman7

    chickenman7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know I would keep them on chick starter and wean them off of it after the moulting, Maybe?
    Or there is probably some kind of supplement out there.Try www.mcmurrayhatchery.com
     
  3. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Dry cat food will help them out.
     
  4. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    I put everybody back on unmedicated chick starter for the molting season and supplement free choice oyster shell for the layers. It's worked better for me than supplementing cat food.

    If they need more protein you will know! They will start picking on each other and eating feathers, you'll see more fights and may even see some walking backward or ducking their heads and walking sideways.
     

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